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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: September 5, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler.

Gold: BUL Georgi Markov
Silver: GDR Heinz-Helmut Wehling
Bronze: POL Kazimierz Lipień


The last two World Champions were Bulgarian [Georgi Markov] (1971) and Japan’s [Hideo Fujimoto] (1970), and they were present in München, along with the man who would win the 1973-74 Worlds, Poland’s [Kazimierz Lipień]. After five rounds, five wrestlers remained – the above three, East German [Heinz-Helmut Wehling], and Soviet Georgian [Jemal Megrelishvili]. In round six Markov had a bye which brought him the gold medal when the other four were eliminated on bad points. Lipień defeated Fujimoto and Wehling defeated Megrelishvili, but they were both decisions, and the single bad points put them over the 6 point limit. Wehling won the silver based on his throw of Lipień in round five, but in addition to his two World titles, Lipień would win the gold in this event in 1976. Wehling would win a bronze medal in Montréal, but as a lightweight.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Georgi Markov 26 Bulgaria BUL Gold
2 Heinz-Helmut Wehling 21 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Kazimierz Lipień 23 Poland POL Bronze
4 Hideo Fujimoto 28 Japan JPN
5 Jemal Megrelishvili 22 Soviet Union URS
6 Ion Păun 21 Romania ROU
7T Martti Laakso 28 Finland FIN
7T Stelios Mygiakis 20 Greece GRE
AC Slavko Koletić 22 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/6 6,5
AC László Réczi 25 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Harry Van Landeghem 23 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/6 11,5
AC Jakob Tanner 25 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Metin Alakoç 30 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Jim Hazewinkel 27 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Théodule Toulotte 21 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Juan de Hernández 24 Guatemala GUA Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Eliseo Salugta 31 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Carlos Hurtado 20 Peru PER Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Mohammad Ebrahimi 34 Afghanistan AFG Withdrew r2/6 4,0